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Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins Betting Preview

Miami Marlins

Washington Nationals
56-98 September 22, 2013, 01:35 PM | Nationals Park 83-71

The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Miami Marlins invade Nationals Park on Sunday.

Miami puts its faith in starter Tom Koehler to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-10. Getting the ball for the Nationals is Dan Haren, who owns a 9-13 record on the season with a 4.88 ERA.

View Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Odds and Stats.

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -186 for the Nationals in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

It's a baseball betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Nationals and the league No. 24-ranked Marlins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has baseball's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8.55 hits per game. The Marlins average 7.78 hits per game, good for No. 30 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Miami owns the No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.14 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

A few Marlins at Nationals trends to consider:
Miami is 1-6-1 SU in its last 8 games
Washington is 12-2-1 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Miami at Montreal, Sunday, September 22nd
Washington at Florida, Sunday, September 22nd